The list of people helping out was moved to the page describing the events. Please review the plans and add yourself there if you will be able to help out. Please include the modules you will be able to help newcomers fix their first easy bug in and prepare such bugs by marking them with the "gnome-love" keyword in Bugzilla.

Please help spread the word by sharing the Facebook event, posting about these events on other social networks, and sending the e-mail below to local groups. Please update the list of contacted groups when you do.

The following groups have been contacted about these events:

  • MIT, Harvard, BU, Brandeis, Wellesley, Tufts CS students
  • MIT Student Information Processing Board
  • MIT community via MIT events calendar
  • MIT Society of Women Engineers, Harvard Women in CS, Tufts Women in CS
  • Boston Linux & Unix User Group

  • Boston Girl Geek Dinners
  • DevChix, Systers

  • GNOME, Twiter, Facebook, Google+ followers

Subject: GNOME 3: meet the developers, try it out, and learn how to contribute

The Boston Summit is a yearly conference at which contributors of the Free and Open Source GNOME project meet to discuss latest developments and hack together. It will take place from Saturday, October 6 to Monday, October 8 on MIT campus. This year, there is a set of newcomer events to introduce people to GNOME and to contributing to GNOME. Anyone is welcome to attend these events and the conference, both of which are free.

The events include:

 * Friday, October 5, 6-9pm Try out GNOME 3 and learn how to contribute
 * Sunday, October 7, 10am-12pm Learn how to develop for GNOME in C
 * Sunday, October 7, 3-6pm Fix-your-first-bug mini-hackfest

You can learn more about GNOME at and about these events at

The event on Friday is co-sponsored by MIT ACM/IEEE Club and is a great event to attend if you are interested in contributing to Free and Open Source Software, but are not sure where to start. Add yourself on or e-mail to RSVP for this event.

Events/Summit/2012/Planning (last edited 2013-11-25 17:57:29 by WilliamJonMcCann)